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We found 26 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Carol Stream, IL.

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut works as an adult rheumatologist in Maywood, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gierut attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin is an adult rheumatology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is a specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Weckerle's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
511 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon works as an adult rheumatologist in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Lichon's clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Lichon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams' areas of specialization are physical therapy and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sams's areas of expertise include lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sams is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Geneva, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Jelinek's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Naperville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Kapadia takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Aliga attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Ilocano. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Aliga is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Noel Rao, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Noel Rao's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. He practices in Wheaton, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include foot problems, dizziness, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Rao is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Rao attended St. John's Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Back Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Oswald, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Laura Oswald's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Oswald is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oswald has an open panel. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mircea Tudor Iacob, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Other
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mircea Iacob's areas of specialization are vascular neurology and neurophysiology; he sees patients in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iacob include cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Iacob attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iacob's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Lacey L Kruse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lacey Kruse's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University, Dr. Kruse attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kruse include skin issues. She takes HFN, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hemangiomas, Skin Infection, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Wheaton, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. On average, patients gave Dr. Berggren a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Berggren attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Berggren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

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What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of its own body, causing symptoms of illness. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. While some are very rare, others are fairly common. Combined, autoimmune disorders are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, affecting approximately 24 million people.

A properly working immune system identifies foreign substances in the body that might cause illness, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system then creates antibodies which attack the foreign substances, neutralizing them and keeping the body safe. In people with autoimmune disorders, something goes wrong with this process. For reasons we don’t understand very well, the immune system creates antibodies to attack the patient’s own tissues.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disorder depend on which tissue is being attacked by the immune system, but common symptoms of autoimmune disease include fever, fatigue, and a general feeling of just not being well. Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than in men, and they may run in families. Autoimmune disorders can affect various parts of the body such as blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and many others.

It is common to have more than one autoimmune disorder at a time. Most are chronic, or life-long illnesses, although they may come and go in flares. Treatment for autoimmune disorders depends on which part of the body is being attacked. For example:
  • A type 1 diabetic whose pancreas has been damaged will need insulin.
  • A person with Hashimoto’s whose thyroid has been damaged will need replacement thyroid hormones.
  • Someone with Sjogren’s syndrome will need eye drops and mouth rinses to replace tears and saliva.
Many autoimmune disorders of all kinds are treated with immune-suppressing medications, such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) to reduce the effect of the immune system.